A11 Bionic in iPhone 8

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  1. serkan macrumors 6502

    serkan

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    Hi all,

    Let's brainstorm about it. Why there is A11 Bionic in iPhone 8 where the neural engine is not needed because there is no Face ID ?

    Will Apple give iPhone 8 later someday another feature that will benefit the Bionic or they just didn't wanted to produce , engineer a different chipset ?

    I dont think it is for AR because we have seen the AR kit working with A10 beatifully, so it should be something with ML or Neural Engine ?

    What do you guys think ?

    *Conspiracy theorists are welcome :D
     
  2. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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  3. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Because Apple gets to charge $699 for iPhone 8.

    If Apple puts in A10, they can only charge $549.

    People would complain even more about the "8" being a mild refresh of the 7.
     
  4. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    My guess? It probably cost less to use the same version of the A11 across all three devices, as opposed to developing and manufacturing the regular A11 and a neural-engine-less version.
     
  5. ForumChick macrumors regular

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    Why are people complaining? People wanted the 8 to be a slower device?
     
  6. Wags macrumors 65816

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    They needed something better than ip7 to launch and because they can't deliver the ipx nearly 2 months.
     
  7. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

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    One huge factor is nothing more than cost. The more of a single chip they produce, the lower the per-unit cost.
     
  8. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I don’t think the OP was complaining. I think he/she was wondering if Apple had some enhancement in mind in the future for the 8/8+ that would take advantage of the neural engine.
     

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